Friday, November 16, 2018
Seminar | November 16 | 10-11 a.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building
Essig Brunch is a weekly seminar series focused on arthropod science (insects, spiders, scorpions, etc.) hosted by the Entomology Students Organization.
Seminar | November 16 | 10:10-11:30 a.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Sobhan Seyfaddini, Institut de Mathematiques de Jussieu
We will present the construction of Viterbo's theory of Lagrangian spectral invariants. These invariants have had numerous applications in symplectic geometry. One such application which is of interest is a generalization of Mather's alpha function to non-convex settings.
2019 Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize Info Session: Funding for post graduation social engagement projects
Information Session | November 16 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Mary Crabb, Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships
The Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize supports intellectual and creative pursuits that heighten awareness of issues of social consciousness and contribute to the public good. The award gives students the opportunity to extend and reflect upon their undergraduate work at Berkeley by undertaking a social engagement project after their graduation.
Up to $25,000.
Labor Lunch: "Punishing Potential Mothers? Evidence for Statistical Employer Discrimination From a Natural Experiment"
Seminar | November 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
You are welcome to bring your lunch ~ food will not be provided
Information Session | November 16 | 12-1 p.m. | Online
Richard Louie, UC Berkeley Extension program director
Find out how this specialized programwith online and classroom courses availablecan enhance your background in the biological or chemical sciences and help prepare you academically for application to certified CLS training programs.
Lecture | November 16 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 2334 Bowditch (Center for Latin American Studies), Conference Room | Canceled
By providing cover for a host of other actors taking advantage of extreme violence, maras help create a sense of order in the midst of chaos. Fontes will explore how these gangs have become so crucial for making and mooring collective terror in Central American cities, while tracing the ties that bind violence to those residing in far safer environs.
Think globally, breathe locally: Sensing air pollution for a planet of cities: Environmental Engineering Seminar
Seminar | November 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall
Dr. Joshua Apte, Assistant Professor, Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, UT Austin
Seminar | November 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall
Eric Post, Professor, UC Davis
Eric Post, a Professor at UC Davis, will share his knowledge on The Arctic in a two-degree warmer world
Workshop | November 16 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium
Cori Evans, MA, NSCA, Wellness, Be at Well Work
Limited on time, space and equipment? Fitting physical activity into your workday can make a difference in your cardiovascular health, muscular strength and endurance and joint mobility. Learn how to maximize your office space and get the most out of a 10 minute exercise break with body weight and resistance band exercises. Resistance bands will be provided. Comfortable clothing and athletic... More >
Seminar | November 16 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430 (Woz)
Pengtao Xie, Petuum
In healthcare, a tsunami of medical data has emerged, including electronic health records, images, literature, etc. These data can be heterogeneous and noisy, which renders clinical decision-making time-consuming, error-prone and suboptimal. In this thesis, we develop machine learning (ML) models and systems for distilling high-value patterns from unstructured clinical data and making informed... More >
Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Silicon Carbide Micro-/Nanosystems for Harsh Environment Applications
Seminar | November 16 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room
Roya Maboudian, UC Berkeley Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Silicon has been the dominant semiconducting material in micro-/nanosystems technologies. However, the material and surface properties of silicon impose limitations on its use in applications involving harsh environment (such as high temperature, high radiation and corrosive conditions). Silicon carbide (SiC), a wide bandgap semiconductor, is emerging as a material to address the limitations of... More >
Conference/Symposium | November 16 | 1-4 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 100
Roxane Gay, Author of Bad Feminist and Hunger
Kathryn R. Abrams, Herma Hill Kay Distinguished Professor of Law, Berkeley Law; Leah Benavides, Writer and Director; Aya Gruber, Professor of Law, University of Colorado Boulder; Lara Stemple, Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies and International Student Programs, UCLA School of Law
Russell Robinson, Walter Perry Johnson Professor of Law, Berkeley Law
Center on Race, Sexuality & Culture, Center for Race and Gender, The Division of Equity & Inclusion’s Campus Climate Speaker, Affirmation and Empowerment Series
#MeToo: One Year Later
This conference will spotlight how harassment and discrimination impact people with a range of different identities, including people of color and LGBTQ people, and examine the extent to which the #MeToo movement has brought lasting change.
Lecture | November 16 | 2-4:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren Room 295
Katharina Pistor, Columbia Law School
Please join us for the Inaugural Irving Tragen Lecture on Comparative Law featuring Katharina Pistor
Towards Comparative Legal Institutionalism
Comparative law today leads only a shadow existence at law schools in the US and elsewhere. This has been true especially for the last three decades when globalization and global law have gained prominence, diminishing the interest in (foreign) local... More >
Workshop | November 16 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Berkeley Administrative Management Professionals (AMP)
Special Analysis/Applied Math Seminar: The Computational Spectral Problem and a New Classification Theory: Novel Algorithms, Impossibility Results and Computer Assisted Proofs
Seminar | November 16 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
M.J. Colbrook, University of Cambridge
We will discuss and extend the Solvability Complexity Index (SCI) hierarchy, which is a classification hierarchy for all types of problems in computational mathematics that allows for classifications determining the boundaries of what computers can achieve in scientific computing. The SCI hierarchy captures many key computational issues in the history of mathematics including Smale's problem on... More >
Seminar | November 16 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall
Günter Waibel and John Chodacki
Due to ongoing air quality concerns, this seminar has been cancelled. We will reschedule it for spring 2019.
The California Digital Library (CDL) has invested considerable effort researching and building exemplars in research data management and data publishing. Like most institutions, we have had varying levels of success, especially when it comes to adoption and... More >
Film - Feature | November 16 | 3:30-6:10 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Stanley Kubricks cinematic milestone was in every sense an experimental film, harnessing the widescreen, epic format for an intensely metaphysical, ultimately very personal use. 2001 was conceived less as a science fiction narrative than as an experience in space and time. As a re-creation of the dimensions of outer spacetaking us beyond deep focus into infinite focusit has never been matched.... More >
Seminar | November 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
The physical properties of inorganic crystals can be dramatically transformed by controlled introduction of impurities or other defects. Many commercial phosphors rely on such transformations when lanthanide or transition-metal activator ions, or other defined defects, are introduced into sensitizer crystals. This talk will describe some of our group's recent research into controlling,... More >
Lecture | November 16 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Robert Poole, Reason Foundation
Director of Transportation Policy at Reason Foundation Robert Poole will present Rethinking Americas 20th-Century Highway Institutions on November 16, 2018 at 4 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Join us for cookies and beverages at 3:30 p.m.
Colloquium: Naomi Waltham-Smith University of Pennsylvania: Sound Activism from Sharon Hayes to Ultra-red
Colloquium | November 16 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall | Canceled
Naomi Waltham-Smith is a theorist of sound and listening. In her research and creative projects, she is interested in how music and sound are implicated in some of the most significant and urgent political issues in our world today. Her work sits at the intersection of continental philosophy, sound studies, and music theory, and her interests extend from late 18th- and early 19th-century music to... More >
Film - Documentary | November 16 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium
The Investigative Reporting Program is hosting a free screening of the documentary Who Killed Lt. Van Dorn?.
Lt. Wes Van Dorn, a 29-year-old U.S. Naval Academy graduate and the father of two young sons, died when the helicopter he was piloting crashed off the coast of Virginia during a 2014 training exercise. Motivated by her grief, his wife Nicole sought an explanation for the cause... More >
RSVP online by November 16.
Film - Series | November 16 | 6-9 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall
Want to know more about international cinema and learn more about other cultures? Join the office of Andy Theocharous for the International Movie Night. We will screen different movies starting at 6pm. You are free to come and stop by whenever you want and watch the movie you desire. Snacks will be provided!
The festival will be held in Dwinelle Hall classrooms 215, 219, and 223.
Film - Feature | November 16 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Typical of Porumboius cinema, When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism deals with the rules of the game, but the game here is filmmaking and the rules, expounded upon at length by director Paul (Bogdan Dumitrache) to actor Alina (Diana Avramut), range from the limits on the length of a shot to the requirement for a nude scene. Consisting of fourteen static shots, When Evening Falls... More >
Lecture | November 16 | 7:30-9 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Aghasi Yenokyan, Political Analyst, South Caucasian and Russian Affairs, and Voice of America
This talk will analyze what has been called the "Velvet Revolution" in Armenia. It will assess the current situation and the possible developments resulting from the forthcoming parliamentary elections.
Aghasi Yenokyan graduated from the Department of Physics of Yerevan State University and earned an MBA from the American University of Armenia. Mr. Yenokyan served as chief of the Yerevan... More >
Film - Feature | November 16 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Bergmans eccentric made-for-television drama is both a fond tribute to Swedish silent cinema and an autumnal look back at the directors own career. In a Swedish insane asylum in 1925, a lunatic engineer teams with another patient to create a film, a living talkie, based on their own obsessions. Soon they have a cast, a crew, and even a tour across the country. All of Bergmans great... More >
Performing Arts - Theater | November 16 | 8-10 p.m. | Zellerbach Playhouse | Canceled
Initially censored following its premiere in 1664, TARTUFFE is a bold work that is decidedly relevant today. Set in present-day Los Angeles, TARTUFFE is the story of a con man disguised as a pious spiritual leader who wheedles his way into the home of a gullible, affluent patriarch in the midst of a mid-life crisis promptly setting the household topsy turvy!
$13 Students & Seniors, Cal Staff & Faculty: online in advance, $15 Students & Seniors, Cal Staff & Faculty: at the door (ID required), $18 General Admission: $18 online in advance, $20 General Admission: at the door
Performing Arts - Dance | November 16 | 8-10 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall
Compagnie Käfig, Cal Performances
Compagnie Käfig merges elements of Brazilian urban dance and capoeira with hip-hop, modern dance, and circus arts in its break-neck productions. Pixel was created by founder Mourad Merzouki in collaboration with the French digital production studio Adrien M/Claire B, and features the companys 11 dancers navigating an interactive environment of light and lasers that confounds our perceptions of... More >
$30-68 (prices subject to change)
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Painting | September 10 – December 14, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center for the Humanities
Kara Maria's "cheerfully apocalyptic" paintings engage with a host of political issues, including war and environmental destruction. On display at the Townsend Center for the Humanities Sept 10 - Dec 14, 2018.
Exhibit - Artifacts | October 13, 2017 – May 30, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, near Heyns Reading Room, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe
Let there be laughter! This exhibition features Cal students cartoons, jokes, and satire from throughout the years, selected from their humor magazines and other publications.
Immigration, Deportation and Citizenship, 1908-2018: Selected Resources from the IGS and Ethnic Studies Libraries
Exhibit - Artifacts | August 31 – December 10, 2018 every day | Moses Hall, IGS Library - 109 Moses
"Immigration, Deportation and Citizenship, 1908-2018: Selected Resources from the IGS and Ethnic Studies Libraries" contains items from the Ethnic Studies Library and the Institute of Governmental Studies Library addressing historical attitudes and policy around immigration, deportation, and citizens' rights, as well as monographs and ephemera relating to current events.
Exhibit - Multimedia | September 5 – December 31, 2018 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd Floor near Elevators
The new Moffitt Library exhibit explores the themes and antecedents of The Handmaids Tale, this years On the Same Page program selection. On exhibit are library materials and quotes that demonstrate that not only were we wrong to say it cant happen here - it has already happened, all over the world: Berlin, Nazi Germany, Argentina, and yes, here in the US.
UC Berkeley ID required for entrance to Moffitt Library.
Exhibit - Multimedia | September 11 – November 16, 2018 every day | Richmond Art Center (2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA)
ON VIEW: SEPT 11-NOV 16 @ the Richmond Art Center. The exhibition, co-curated by Professors Michael Dear & Ronald Rael, explores representations of the US-Mexico ‘borderlands’ in contemporary art. Free & open to all!
Exhibit - Artifacts | September 17, 2018 – February 28, 2019 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery
Art for the Asking: 60 Years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection at the Morrison Library will be up in Doe Librarys Brown Gallery until March 1st, 2019. This exhibition celebrates 60 years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection, and includes prints in the collection that have not been seen in 20 years, as well as prints that are now owned by the Berkeley Art Museum. There are also cases dedicated... More >
Exhibit - Painting | October 3, 2018 – May 26, 2019 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Featuring works by internationally renowned contemporary Tibetan artists alongside rare historical pieces, this exhibition highlights the ways these artists explore the infinite possibilities of visual forms to reflect their transcultural, multilingual, and translocal lives. Though living and working in different geographical areasLhasa, Dharamsala, Kathmandu, New York, and the Bay Areathe... More >
Exhibit - Painting | October 17, 2018 – January 27, 2019 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The paintings of Harvey Quaytman (19372002) are distinct for their novel explorations of shape, drawing, texture, geometric pattern, and color application. While his works display a rigorous experimentation with formalism and materiality, they are simultaneously invested with rich undertones of sensuality, complexity, and humor. This new retrospective exhibition charts the trajectory of... More >
Exhibit - Painting | November 7, 2018 – March 3, 2019 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In the early twentieth century, inspired by modern science such as Albert Einsteins theory of relativity, an emerging avant-garde movement sought to expand the dimensionality of modern art, engaging with theoretical concepts of time and space to advance bold new forms of creative expression. Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein illuminates the remarkable connections between the... More >
Exhibit - Painting | August 15, 2018 – March 3, 2019 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The 1960s architectural phenomenon Supergraphicsa mix of Swiss Modernism and West Coast Popwas pioneered by San Franciscobased artist, graphic and landscape designer, and writer Barbara Stauffacher Solomon. Stauffacher Solomon, a UC Berkeley alumna, is creating new Supergraphics for BAMPFAs Art Wall. Land(e)scape 2018 is the fifth in a series of temporary, site-specific works commissioned for... More >
Exhibit - Painting | September 19 – December 16, 2018 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Since 1872, the University of California, Berkeley has been collecting works by European artists, building a collection that includes many rare and exceptional works distinguished by artistic innovation, emotional and psychological depth, and technical virtuosity. Consisting mostly of gifts from professors, alumni, and other supporters, the collection continues to evolve, representing artistic... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | April 16, 2018 – February 28, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bancroft Library, 2nd Floor Corridor
This exhibition celebrates the University of Californias sesquicentennial anniversary with photographs, correspondence, publications, and other documentation drawn from the University Archives and The Bancroft Library collections. It features an array of golden bears, including Oski, and explores the illustrious history of UC Berkeley.
Exhibit - Photography | November 9, 2018 – March 15, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library
The first part of a double exhibition celebrating the tenth anniversary of the renewed Bancroft Library and its gallery, Facing West 1 presents a cavalcade of individuals who made, and continue to make, California and the American West. These camera portraits highlight the communities and peoples of Hubert Howe Bancrofts original collecting region, which extended from the Rockies to the Pacific... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | March 10 – December 9, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology | Note change in date
For this Spring 2018 exhibit, entitled Face to Face: Looking at Objects that Look at You, the Hearst staff and 14 UC Berkeley freshmen have co-curated a global selection of objects that depict human faces in different ways. The exhibit asks: Why and how do crafting traditions of the world so often incorporate human faces, and how do people respond to those faces? Objects such as West African... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | August 28 – December 14, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
The Karaite Canon highlights a selection from the over fifty manuscripts he brought to California, along with ritual objects belonging to Cairos Karaite community.
Exhibit - Multimedia | August 28 – December 14, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
Auditorium installation of high-resolution images of select collection items.
Acquired by The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life in 2017 thanks to an unprecedented gift from Taube Philanthropies, the most significant collection of works by Arthur Szyk (Łódź, Poland, 1894 New Canaan, Connecticut, 1951) is now available to the world in a public institution for the first time as... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | August 28 – December 14, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
This exhibition will be continuing in Spring 2019.
Notions of resistance, alongside fears and realities of oppression, resound throughout Jewish history. As a minority, Jews express their political aspirations, ideals of heroism, and yearnings of retaliation and redemption in their rituals, art, and everyday life.
Centering on coins in The Magnes Collection, this exhibition explores how... More >
Exhibit - Photography | August 28 – December 14, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4:05 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
For nearly two decades, Yaakov (Jacob) Benor-Kalter (1897-1969) traversed the Old City of Jerusalem, documenting renowned historical monuments, ambiguous subjects in familiar alleyways, and scores of new Jews building a new homeland. Benor-Kalters photographs smoothly oscillate between two worlds, and two Holy Lands, with one lens.
After immigrating from Poland to the British Mandate of... More >